WRC Men - Match centre

Jyväskylä Rugby Club
WARRIORS RUGBY CLUB - Helsinki
Tries
J Rainvuori, S Geldenhuys, T Finell, J von Veh
Conversions
K Korhonen (3)
Penalties
K Korhonen (2)
Sat 28 Sep 16:00 - Cup Full time

Warriors Win Men's Championship 2019!

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Defending champions Warriors Rugby Club beat JRC 14-32 to win 8th Championship title.

Warriors Rugby Club were crowned back-to-back champions after defeating Jyväskylä Rugby Club 14-32 in a fast and furious final in Hämeenlinna, giving Warriors their 8th Championship title.

“Winning the National Championship is always our main goal and I’m extremely proud of the whole team for its performance over the season, especially for overcoming some tough defeats during the regular season,” said John Wuatai-Tariau, player-coach of Warriors men’s first team. “Despite conceding the first points of the game, we didn’t lower our heads at any point and we backed our experience and self-belief to see us through, and we were able to secure a pretty convincing win against a formidable Jyväskylä side,” he continued.

“By playing to our strengths and following our structure very closely, we were able to put a lot of pressure on Jyväskylä by asking them lots of questions in attack while making plenty of dominant and crunching tackles in defense,” said Warriors first-team captain Thomas Finell. “I felt like every player who got to the field in the final played their best game of the season, so huge credit to our coaching staff for getting the team to peak when it counted,” continued Finell.

Warriors’ 32 points came from tries by Juha Rainvuori, Stephen Geldenhuys, Thomas Finell, and Jochum von Veh, with 3 conversions and 2 penalty kicks from Kasperi Korhonen.

Full report to be published later.

Photo: Juha Tamminen

Key moments

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Try Juha Rainvuori scores for WARRIORS RUGBY CLUB - Helsinki
17:00
Conversion Kasperi Korhonen kicks a conversion for WARRIORS RUGBY CLUB - Helsinki
21:00
Penalty Kasperi Korhonen kicks a penalty for WARRIORS RUGBY CLUB - Helsinki
29:00
Try Stephen Geldenhuys scores for WARRIORS RUGBY CLUB - Helsinki
30:00
Conversion Kasperi Korhonen kicks a conversion for WARRIORS RUGBY CLUB - Helsinki
40:00 +1:00
Try Tumppi Finell scores for WARRIORS RUGBY CLUB - Helsinki
40:00 +2:00
Conversion Kasperi Korhonen kicks a conversion for WARRIORS RUGBY CLUB - Helsinki
70:00
Penalty Kasperi Korhonen kicks a penalty for WARRIORS RUGBY CLUB - Helsinki
78:00
Try Jochum von Veh scores for WARRIORS RUGBY CLUB - Helsinki

Highlights

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78:00 Try 0 - 32
Jochum von Veh scores for WARRIORS RUGBY CLUB - Helsinki
70:00 Penalty 0 - 27
Kasperi Korhonen kicks a penalty for WARRIORS RUGBY CLUB - Helsinki
End of period 1
40:00 +2:00 Conversion 0 - 24
Kasperi Korhonen kicks a conversion for WARRIORS RUGBY CLUB - Helsinki
40:00 +1:00 Try 0 - 22
Tumppi Finell scores for WARRIORS RUGBY CLUB - Helsinki
30:00 Conversion 0 - 17
Kasperi Korhonen kicks a conversion for WARRIORS RUGBY CLUB - Helsinki
29:00 Try 0 - 15
Stephen Geldenhuys scores for WARRIORS RUGBY CLUB - Helsinki
21:00 Penalty 0 - 10
Kasperi Korhonen kicks a penalty for WARRIORS RUGBY CLUB - Helsinki
17:00 Conversion 0 - 7
Kasperi Korhonen kicks a conversion for WARRIORS RUGBY CLUB - Helsinki
16:00 Try 0 - 5
Juha Rainvuori scores for WARRIORS RUGBY CLUB - Helsinki
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As it happened

  • Jyväskylä Rugby Club
  • WARRIORS RUGBY CLUB - Helsinki
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  • Juha Rainvuori Try 16:00'
  • Kasperi Korhonen Conversion 17:00'
  • Kasperi Korhonen Penalty 21:00'
  • Stephen Geldenhuys Try 29:00'
  • Kasperi Korhonen Conversion 30:00'
  • Tumppi Finell Try 40:00 +1:00'
  • Kasperi Korhonen Conversion 40:00 +2:00'
  • Kasperi Korhonen Penalty 70:00'
  • Jochum von Veh Try 78:00'

Team selection

Korhonen, Kasperi Korhonen, Kasperi
Sokosaya, Lewai Sokosaya, Lewai
Geldenhuys, Stephen Geldenhuys, Stephen
Gilbert, Timothy Gilbert, Timothy
von Veh, Jochum von Veh, Jochum
Finell, Tumppi Finell, Tumppi
Parisi, Andrei Parisi, Andrei
Wuatai-Tariau, John Wuatai-Tariau, John
Ben Anderson Ben Anderson
Eskola, Kosti Eskola, Kosti
Rainvuori, Juha Rainvuori, Juha
Henrik Andersson Henrik Andersson
Moilanen, Aleksi Moilanen, Aleksi
M Martinez, Anthony M Martinez, Anthony
Sinitalo-Nunes, Akseli Sinitalo-Nunes, Akseli

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